LINGUIST List 12.632

Wed Mar 7 2001

Books: Language Acquisition, Creole Language

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  1. Paul Peranteau, SLA: The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish
  2. Paul Peranteau, Creole Lang: Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages

Message 1: SLA: The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 16:18:35 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: SLA: The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish

John Benjmains Publishing announces a new work in Language Acquisition:

The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish.
M. Rafael SALABERRY (Pennsylvania State University)
Studies in Bilingualism 22
US & Canada: 1 55619 954 6 / USD 76.00 (Hardcover)
rest of world: 90 272 4132 5 / NLG 168.00 (Hardcover)

This book presents an extended analysis of the development of L2
Spanish past tense morphology among L1 English-speaking learners. The
study addresses three major questions: (1) what is the developmental
pattern of acquisition of past tense verbal morphology among tutored
learners? (2) what are the relevant factors that may account for the
particular distribution of morphological endings (especially at the
beginning stages)?, and (3) how does instruction affect the movement
from one stage to the next? The analysis provides a reassessment of
the general claim of Andersen's lexical aspect hypothesis and proposes
minor changes that may render the hypothesis more appropriate for,
especially, L2 classroom learning. The study includes an overview of
theoretical positions on the notion of lexical versus grammatical
aspect, and a comparison of the findings from previous empirical
studies on the development of past tense verbal morphology among both
classroom and naturalistic learners.





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Message 2: Creole Lang: Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 16:22:00 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Creole Lang: Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages

John Benjamins Publishing announces a new work in Creole Language study:

Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages.
Ingrid NEUMANN-HOLZSCHUH and Edgar W. SCHNEIDER (eds.) 
(University of Regensburg)
Creole Language Library 22
US & Canada: 1 58811 039 7 / USD 120.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 5244 0 / NLG 265.00 (Hardcover)

Basic notions in the field of creole studies, including the category
of "creole languages" itself, have been questioned in recent years:
Can creoles be defined on structural or on purely sociohistorical
grounds? Can creolization be understood as a graded process, possibly
resulting in different degrees of "radicalness" and intermediate
language types ("semi-creoles")? If so, by which linguistic structures
are these characterized, and by which extralinguistic conditions have
they been brought about? Which are the linguistic mechanisms
underlying processes of restructuring, and how did grammaticalization
and reanalysis shape the reorganization of linguistic, specifically
morphosyntactic structures commonly called "creolization"? What is the
role of language contact, language mixing, substrates and
superstrates, or demographic factors in these processes? This volume
provides select and revised papers from a 1998 colloquium at the
University of Regensburg in which these questions were addressed. 19
contributions by renowned scholars discuss structural, sociohistorical
and theoretical aspects, building upon case studies of both
Romance-based and English-oriented creoles. This book marks a major
step forward in our understanding of the nature of creolization.

Contributions by: 
John Holm; Philip Baker; Salikoko S. Mufwene; John McWhorter, 
Mervyn C. Alleyne; Ulrich Detges; Susanne Michaelis; Mikael Parkvall; 
Donald Winford; Alexander Kautzsch and Edgar W. Schneider;
Magnus Huber; Ingo Plag and Christian Uffmann; Peter M�hlh�usler;
Robert Chaudenson; Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh; Armin Schwegler; John M. Lipski; 
J�rgen Lang.





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